Kitchen closes Lawndale office

Due to redistricting, state Sen. Shirley Kitchen has had to close her satellite office in Lawndale.

Kitchen, a Democrat, said her office at 6418 Rising Sun Ave. had to close after the redrawing of legislative boundaries took Lawndale, Crescentville, Summerdale and Fox Chase out of her 3rd Senatorial District.

“It is disappointing to lose constituents who have supported my work and helped to make Philadelphia, and more specifically, the 3rd district, a better place to live,” Kitchen said. “Residents of that section of the city can work with their new state senator, Christine M. Tartaglione, or they can contact my office and we will work to make sure they are pointed in the right direction.”

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Meanwhile, the Lawncrest July 4th Committee is thanking all those who contributed to a successful 99th year celebration.

The parade grand marshals were Gary Weaver and the Women’s Club of Lawncrest.

Melanie Huynh, 7, was singled out for singing the national anthem.

Among those the committee is thanking are community members for supporting vendors and buying T-shirts and raffle and silent auction tickets.

Shirt sponsors were Collins Family Shop-Rite; Barandon & Hollinger Real Estate; Ring’s Drugs; Pilgrim Baptist Church; Gary Winkler and State Farm Insurance; Summers Heating and Air Quality Service; St. William Senior Citizens; Friends of Lawncrest Library; Classical Optical; Jim’s Automotive; Salerno’s Pizza; E’s Affordable Landscaping; Cardone; Penn State Abington; Life Celebration by Givnish; Johnny G’s Pizza; Philly Rising; Friends in Memory of Donna and Richard Muller; Crest-Lawn Memorial American Legion Post 832; Family of “Mr. Olney” — Gene Mansdoerfer; Councilwoman Marian Tasco; Rising Sun VFW Post 2819; Crescentville United Methodist Church; Lawncrest Community Association; Prince of Peace Lutheran Church; Boaz & Ruth Inc.; Ernie’s Pizza; Bethany United Church of Christ; Louis A. Brown Dermatology; State Rep. Mark Cohen; Campbell Funeral Home; Blakesley’s Automotive; Rita’s Water Ice; Allen Tire & Service; Mr. D’s Plumbing & Heating; Philadelphia Protestant Home; The “Docks;” Soltan & Dougherty Attorneys; State Rep. Dwight Evans; and Rising Sun Pizza.

Thanks also goes to PNC Bank; Lawncrest Realty; Tom Stiglich; Philadelphia Federal Credit Union; New Star Auto Collision; State Sen. Tina Tartaglione; Bill Jones and “The Bag Lady Store;” Michelle Family Bakery; J.J. White Builders; Tom Landsmann Technology; JAC Construction Services (Joe Cairone); R&R & Sons; Express Cold Beer; A&A Chimney Sweep; Wawa; Glasgow Family and Rally Motors; Capt. Frank Palumbo, commander of the 2nd Police District; the police officers and firefighters who helped make the celebration safe; Khmer Veterans; Civil Air Patrol; Model-A Ford Club; Philly 311; Burholme Ambulance; military vehicles; drill teams; churches; and Khmer Buddhist Monks. ••